ASUS Hyper Express Enclosure

SATA Express Performance on ASUS Hyper Express Drive

First Look At SATA Express Performance Last week we talked about what makes SATA Express important and showed off some performance benchmarks of the ASUS Hyper Express SATA Express External Enclosure.  We’ve been able to acquire our own ASUS Hyper Express drive and we spent this week trying it out on our own systems to …more

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VisionTek mSATA Mini Drive Enclosure

VisionTek mSATA Mini USB 3.0 SSD Enclosure Review

VisionTek mSATA mini Enclosure Mini-SATA (abbreviated as mSATA) was announced by the Serial ATA International Organization in September 2009 and has been widely popular since being brought to market over the past several years. mSATA devices were big in the mobile market, on Small Form Factor (SFF) PCs and a number of desktop motherboards offered …more

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ASUS Hyper Express SATA Express Drive

ASUS Hyper Express SATA Express Drive Performance Preview

Earlier today we explained what SATA Express is and now we have the opportunity to show off the first 2.5-inch SATA Express drive that we have had the chance to take a look at personally. Our friends at ASUS gave Legit Reviews a chance to see and benchmark the ASUS Hyper Express SATA Express External …more

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Looking closer at SATA Express

What Is SATA Express and Why It Matters

Explaining SATA Express The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) recently announced Serial ATA Revision 3.2 and with that comes the first implementation of SATA Express. You know what SATA Express is right? It is the new specification that blends PCI Express with Serial ATA to come up with a super faster interface that alleviates the …more

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Zalman ZM-VE300 - The Virtual ODD

Zalman ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 External Drive Case Review

Zalman ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 External Drive Case Zalman is probably most widely known for their cooling products but they also have quite a few other product lines that cover quite a few categories, including storage. In that realm, they have quite a useful little tool with their ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 external drive case. As the …more

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Crucial M550 512GB SSD

Crucial M550 512GB SSD Review

We Marvel At Marvell – Crucial M550 SSD In the face of increasingly stout competition, Crucial has again put their faith in a Marvell controller to power their latest flagship drive. Marvell hasn’t had the fastest SSD controllers in the past and was often left on the sidelines with many manufacturers favoring parts from Indilinx, …more

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WD My Cloud EX2

WD My Cloud EX2 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS Review

WD Adds 2-Bay NAS Server To Personal Cloud Series WD’s Personal Cloud Storage devices aimed at home network-attached storage (NAS) users has been steadily growing since the My Cloud was first announced in October 2013. WD followed that up with a 4-Bay model called the My Cloud EX4 in November 2013 for those that were looking …more

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Matsunichi's Low Cost 500GB External Drive

Matsunichi 500GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive Review

Matsunichi 500GB USB 3.0 Portable External Drive Have you ever heard of consumer electronics company called Matsunichi? Matsunichi was established in 1993 in Hong Kong, China and since 2012 they have been slowly moving into the US market with low cost tablets, streaming media players and storage drives. Believe it or not you can find …more

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Vertex 460

OCZ Vertex 460 240GB SSD Review

The Last Vertex SSD Ever? This is the first new drive we’ve received from OCZ since they filed for bankruptcy and were subsequently bought by Toshiba. It carries the storied Vertex name but given the company transition, does this mean that this will be the last Vertex drive ever? Not according to our friends at …more

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VisionTek mSATA

VisionTek 120GB mSATA SSD Review

VisionTek Gets In On The mSATA Trend The mSATA rush is officially on as desktop PC usage plummets and laptops, especially ultra-portables are the hot sellers. These devices are cramming more and more hardware into an ever shrinking space so why use a 2.5″ x 1/4″ drive when you can use an mSATA drive that’s …more

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VisionTek Data Fusion 2-way PCIe SSD

VisionTek Data Fusion PCIe SSD 240GB Review

VisionTek Goes RAIDing The PCIe Bus It’s been quite some time since we had a look at a PCIe based SSD. In fact, it was all the way back in October of 2011 when we tested the OCZ RevoHybrid drive which was the last of a handful of PCIe drives from OCZ that we had …more

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Western Digital My Cloud

Western Digital My Cloud 2TB NAS Review

Western Digital My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage Today we take a look at Western Digital’s My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage, an external hard drive system that connects to your home network and can be access from the internet via a PC, smartphone, or tablet just like a cloud base service. The WD My Cloud is …more

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WD Black2 Hybrid Drive

WD Black² Dual-Drive 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD Hybrid Review

Western Digital Doubles The Pleasure Ever since the emergence of Solid-State Drives, there’s been a conundrum facing laptop users in regards to storage options. Storage could be fast, large capacity, or low price – pick two of the three. We’ve seen hybrid drives that mesh SSDs with HDDs using a caching method to boost performance …more

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Vantec IDE/SATA To USB 3.0 Adapter

Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter Review

Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 3.0 Adapter All storage drives fail at some point and there is likely a situation where you wanted to connect a drive to your computer to work on, but couldn’t easily do so. Vantec came up with a nifty little product called the Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter  (part number CB-ISATAU2) …more

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